The Weekend After Wednesday for 1/5/2019
Happy New Year! Another year of collecting and hunting comics in the bag. Want to know which books from Wednesday’s new deliveries are already heating up and which ones are cooling? Here’s a “Weekend After” list that we hope will help! This isn’t a reflection on the quality, collectability or long-term potential of recently released books. This is based on today’s market price for books that came out on Wednesday, 1/2/2019. They could still be at your shop.
KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN SUN #2 (MAD CAVE) – I haven’t seen this book at any shops nor does it sound like many others are ordering it, which explains why this is selling for $20/$25. It looks interesting, must be good to command such high prices.
WWE #24 RAHZZAH 1:15 ANIMAL STEELE VARIANT (BOOM) – WWE variants are very hard to come by lately. At issue #24, most stores only order enough copies for pull customers and rarely qualify for the incentive variants. This Animal Steele variant is no exception and is selling for $38/$40.
LAST WEEK UPDATE
NONE – No HOT books from last week’s light week.
THIS TIME LAST YEAR
GREEN LANTERNS #38 (DC) – A year later always brings forth some strong lessons. Last year, the appearance of a new villain team, RED TIDE, had both covers selling for $10. Sets were (obviously) $20. Sellers flooded eBay with copies and brought that market price back down to cover in just a week. Now, you can buy them for $1 (plus shipping). “Hot new character(s) of the week” don’t always work out. With some content one day, this could bounce back. But right now, it’s ice cold.
POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING #65 ZOMBIE 1:10 VARIANT (IDW) – I had this in WARM one year ago. This was one of the most talked about books back then, but there were no sales and no listed copies. That’s rare for a relatively HOT book of the week. It’s a testament to how hard it was to find at the time. Enough copies came to market and saw heights as big as $500+ raw. The most recent sale in early December went for $150. A 9.8 trends at $300. While that is a significant drop over the past year, remember that this was a 1:10 variant. Just hopefully no one here paid those initial high prices.
SECRET WEAPONS #0 1:50 POLINA VARIANT (VALIANT) – Last year, the 1:50 Polina variant sold for $100, and now it’s nowhere to be found. Not a single copy has been sold or listed in well over 6 months or more. It’s definitely a ghost book. If you have a copy, the market is yours.
CHAMPIONS #1 1:50 GARBETT VARIANT (MARVEL) – I actually like this variant a lot. This Lee Garbett 1:50 variant is selling at ratio for $50. There aren’t many listed, so this just might see a price bump by next week.
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 (MARVEL) – This was easily the most anticipated book of the week. However, most of the variants are selling for half of ratio or less. The 1:500 Hildebrandt and 1:200 Sienkiewicz are both listed high, but have no sales. I could see both of those selling and staying over ratio.